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Samuel Sydney Fullbrook
1922-2004
GIRL CLEANING FISH
signed with initial; also signed and titled on the reverse 
oil on canvasboard
30.5 by 30cm.; 12 by 11¾in.
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Provenance

Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Catalogue Note

Sam Fullbrook was born in Sydney in 1922. At the age of 15 he moved to rural New South Wales, and embarked upon a lifelong and wild relationship with the land; working as a stockman, timber feller and horse whisperer. Following service in the ANZAC forces during the Second World War he enrolled at the Victoria National Gallery School of Art. Fullbrook went on to win two prestigious national awards, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting twice (1963, 1964), and the Archibald Prize for portraiture once (1974). Described as being the “last of the bushman painters”, Fullbrook’s work has a deeply spiritual connection to the landscape, and his colourist style was readily influenced by the world around him, as in the present work. 

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